Everyone was caught off guard when Hyundai unveiled the Equus at the New York International Auto Show and made its intentions crystal clear when it comes to being interested in launching the luxury vehicle in US market. The message given out by Hyundai is that the Equus will set its wheels in US showrooms as a competitive package with a very attractive price tag.
While this means great news for customers, This should send a shiver or two down the chassis of the likes of Lexus LS, as Hyundai promises to bring out a Equus for US that is loaded with a 5.0-litre V8 ‘Tau’ engine under the hood, mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission ate a price tag of around $50,000! This is a great deal compared to the current Korean version that sells for $ 79,000 and powered by a 3.8-litre V6 or the 4.6-litre V8. While the actual debut into US market could still be good 3 to 5 years away, the signs are encouraging indeed.